Hat Tip: BB
By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot
We have been so busy and so without Internet connection — which is intermittent at best here in Michigan’s upper peninsula — that yesterday was a complete bust in terms of writing about our rallies in Iron Mountain and Ironwood. We had a great turnout at the property of St. George Glass & Window in Iron Mountain. The weather all day was beautiful and the ride to the next venue in Ironwood was breathtaking. The foliage is at its peak here, and we took full advantage of NO internet connectivity to watch the colorful panorama as it sped by our bus, many of us crowding at the the windshield to snap pics in between rallies.
Our bus driver Bill from Tennessee — who has driven his share of rock groups — asked Diana Nagy to sing “Dreamboat Annie” by the ’70s girl group Heart, and when she didn’t know it well enough to sing it, we got lucky with a stretch of cyber-connection and downloaded the original tune on YouTube. It was a perfect musical accompaniment to the winding ribbons of road that stretched out ahead of us, bordered by golds, reds, flaming oranges and glowing yellows against a brilliant blue sky.
Today is the final day we will have author/blogger/researcher Trevor Loudon on tour with us, to our regret. The information he shares with the crowds about Obama’s connections to the Marxist/Communists are always riveting. He leaves us after the next stop in Marquette to continue his own national tour.
Tomorrow we hit Sault Ste. Marie and Cheboygan. The Honorable Elizabeth Letchworth, retired Secretary to the US Senate, catches up with the tour this afternoon and will join us onstage tomorrow in SSM. She’ll be with us through the end of the month, helping with media relations and securing a few members of Congress to speak at various stops.
I’ll leave you now with a slide show of some of the views we’ve seen, and some of our rallies.
“… Heading out to somewhere won’t be back for a while
Won’t be back for a while…”
Hat Tip: MJ
Obama will say whatever is needed in order to win the election. Here is what he said during the 2008 Presidential campaign, but actions speak louder than words and this article examines what he has done.
Obama’s foreign policy of Apology and Appeasement serves a distinct purpose and fits into a clear agenda that has remained elusive until now.
Spurred by the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, investigative journalists around the globe have been laser-focused on finding and delivering the facts surrounding this well-planned terrorist massacre.
Facts are still emerging and we know the Obama administration has been orchestrating a cover up. For example, we know he had advance warning of the planned 9/11 attack and now we learn this: “Benghazi: Multiple Requests for Increased Security Denied by Washington.”
But there’s another aspect of what Obama has done with this crisis that’s much bigger than the attack itself. What we’re actually seeing is Obama’s use of specific tactics that we’ve seen him use before. These tactics are used to pro-actively advance his “Muslim World” agenda, which he first spoke about at length in Cairo.
So, what is the agenda? Exploring Obama’s handling of each crisis that’s occurred in the past four years, we can clearly see four key characteristics of his agenda.
First, so that we are clear about this, recall the creed of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has not changed and leaves no doubt that they are a terrorist organization…
“Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
Here are the four aspects we’ve seen throughout Obama’s Presidency with regard to his “Muslim World” agenda. This may at first seem surprising, but when we look at his actions (more are presented later in this article), we can see these four primary characteristics in play:
Aide the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and their terrorist organizations:
Obama publicly apologizes to the terrorists for what Americans have done. What does this action do? It provides an excuse/cover for their attacks and creates a narrative which US media spins relentlessly to manipulate Americans into thinking the terrorists may have been justified in their attack. This leads the discussion in a direction that focuses on what America has done, rather than what the terrorists have done. Portraying America as the bad guy facilitates the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by deflecting attention away from what they’ve done. There are numerous examples – the YouTube video created by an American, the burning of the defiled Qurans by the US military, etc.
Advance the restriction of liberties in the US:
Obama advances his agenda (and Sharia Law by the way) by exacting an assault on our 1st Amendment right to free speech, pronounced by his statement at the UN, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Obama and Clinton have already signed onto the global blasphemy law (16/18) and Obama is publicly moving Americans in that direction. The gravity of such a move may be lost on most, but for those who are awake and know history, giving the government the power to imprison people for speech is a gateway to hell. It is the polar opposite of America’s foundation, principles, law and culture. We’ve seen this done throughout history in other countries and we know what it means and where it leads.
Another tactic Obama uses to advance his agenda is reflected in what his DHS is doing to American citizens. Think about the NDAA, the modifications he made to the Patriot Act, his TSA, his program called “If you see something, say something,” the huge Utah facility and the Fusion Centers that are collecting massive amounts of data on us, American citizens. 4th Amendment – gone.
The Senate report on their investigation of the DHS confirms that they are naming citizens, not terrorists.
Confiscate more of America’s wealth and send it overseas to advance the power of the Muslim Brotherhood:
Obama is using the terrorist attacks as an excuse to siphon more of our tax dollars to Muslim Brotherhood-controlled countries. For Obama, it’s never been about spreading the wealth within the US; it’s all about taking from the US to give to other countries who seek to destroy the US. Our money is being used to empower our enemies and, at the same time, to plunge our nation further into debt and poverty in order to bring about an economic collapse.
As all radical Progressives know, chaos enables radical transformation. Obama’s actions regarding the Muslim World have transformed the Middle East whereby the Muslim Brotherhood has risen to unimaginable heights of power – Egypt being a prime example. Setting the entire Middle East on fire and fueling the chaos with apology and appeasement has been a powerful tool in aiding the rise of America’s enemies. The result is chaos, instability and uncertainty in our own country. Some Americans think we are to blame while others are doing their homework and getting educated about the Muslim World’s goal to destroy Western Civilization.
For those who may be uncertain about whether or not Obama has fueled chaos, ask yourself what actions he has taken that have resulted in stability in the Middle East and here at home. We’ve seen the opposite; under Obama’s reign, the Middle East has been more unstable than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime. Radical transformation is occurring before our very eyes.
Mitt Romney was absolutely correct when he said this, “By failing to maintain the elements of our influence and by stepping away from our allies, President Obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. He does not understand that an American policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder.”
It is true that the Middle East is on fire and Obama is fanning the flames by design.
For example, while this administration continued to lie and claim the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi was a spontaneous response to a film, Interim Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said, “It’s a preplanned act of terrorism directed at American citizens.”
Magareif said the “high degree of accuracy” in which the attack was executed—with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells—is proof that the assault was preplanned, and not carried out by inexperienced protesters. He said he believes “al-Qaida elements” were involved but stopped short of directly accusing the terrorist group of planning it.
Although the Interim Libyan President told the truth about what has happened in his country, the Obama administration continued to say the opposite, continued to push the American-made YouTube video as the reason for the attack, and Obama’s US media outlets continued to spin in favor of his lies.
Another example is when we saw Obama and Clinton scramble and issue conflicting reports each time new details were revealed. It was obvious that they were not counting on these facts reaching the light of day. As a result, we’ve seen them in auto-shake at times. But the $70,000 ad they ran in the Middle East spoke volumes about their determination to continue to fan the flames of chaos and blame America instead of the terrorists.
One need not be a National Defense expert to see what Obama has been doing. All that’s needed is a willingness to open our eyes and look.
When it comes to all things Middle East, Obama’s actions reflect his deep bow at the feet of those who want to destroy America. Obama doesn’t serve as America’s President, he rules on behalf of those who want to destroy and transform America into something that’s unrecognizable.
If you’re still not sure, ask yourself, “When has Obama defended the US against the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists?” Do an internet search and you will see articles about his defense of the Muslim Brotherhood, but nothing on his defense of the US.
Obama’s incessant berating of the US while deliberately weakening our defenses, elevating the Muslim Brotherhood and aiding their rise to power is stunning and horrifying to those of us who are paying attention.
We watch as media black-outs persist and the propaganda and lies fly faster than the speed of light from him and his media minions.
There is no doubt that the totality of Obama’s actions with regard to the Muslim World tell the story of truth and reveal the dangerous journey we’ve been on for the past four years. Take a look at just some of these actions…
1. To prevent the overthrow of the Iranian government, Obama did not speak publicly in support the people of Iran when they rose up in protest and wanted Ahmadinejad, the Islamic tyrant, removed from power.
2. Throughout his Presidency, Obama has ensured the continuation of Iran’s nuclear missile development while stripping America of our nuclear capabilities and ceding to Russia, an ally of Iran, via the START Treaty. Then Obama is caught on an open mic telling Russia that he only has one more election and then he’ll have more flexibility.
3. Obama publicly ignores Iran’s pronouncement and promise to bring death to America and Israel.
1. To aide the overthrow of the Egyptian government, Obama supported the “community organized” protests in Egypt (yes, Obama’s Code Pink and others were there), went into auto-shake when he thought Mubarak wouldn’t step down and used the resources of his Presidency to support the Muslim Brotherhood rise to power in Egypt.
2. Obama ignored the fact that a female American reporter was brutally gang-raped and nearly killed during the “community organized” Egyptian protests and he continued to publicly praise the “Arab Spring.”
3. Obama sent weaponry and billions of US taxpayer dollars to Egypt after their Muslim Brotherhood President, Morsi, made it clear that Jerusalem will be the capital of Egypt (i.e. they will kill the Jews and overtake Israel).
1. To aide the overthrow of the Libyan government, Obama took the US to war under the guise of a dangerous UN Doctrine, “Responsibility To Protect” (R2P) concocted by Anti-Semite Samantha Powers, Obama’s Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council (who happens to be married to Cass Sunstein and supported by George Soros).
2. Obama armed Libyan rebels in defiance of intelligence that indicated Al-Qaeda terrorists were among those rebels. The ex-SEAL that was murdered in Benghazi with Ambassador Stevens stated that their mission was to recover weapons. Surely Obama didn’t want Americans to know that, while he was conducting the illegal war in Libya and telling us there would be no boots on the ground, he did have boots on the ground supplying US weapons to Al-Qaeda terrorists.
3. Obama continues to lie about the pre-planned 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama administration received warning prior to the attack and also denied the Ambassador’s request for protection. We also learned of Obama’s iron cold response of going to bed after receiving the news of Ambassador Stevens’ murder. In addition, when discussing what happened in Benghazi with 60 Minutes, Obama called it a “bump in the road.”
1. US Soldiers – Fatalities are up 405% under Obama as Commander In Chief.
[1495 fatalities in 3.75 years under Obama averages 399 per year. 630 fatalities in 8 years under Bush averages 79 per year. That’s a 405% increase in US soldier fatalities under Obama.]
US Soldiers – Wounded are up 1200% under Obama.
[12,685 wounded in 3 years under Obama averages 4,228 per year (stats stopped by February 2012). 2,637 wounded in 8 years under Bush averages 330 per year. That’s a 1200% increase in soldiers wounded under Obama.]
2. Obama changed the rules of engagement and the dramatic rise in the number of soldiers killed and wounded in Afghanistan under Commander In Chief Obama tells us just about everything we need to know about the war in Afghanistan. But wait… there’s more…
3. US Soldiers – Suicide rates increased to levels never seen before under Obama. Here’s a June 2012 article. Here’s a January 2010 article which describes the 2009 suicide rate as follows: “the toll of military suicides last year was the worst since records began to be kept in 1980.”
AMERICA – Obama’s actions as the President of the United States:
The list of Obama’s actions is lengthy, but here are some of them:
- Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, tells Congress and the American people that the Muslim Brotherhood movement is “largely secular” (“Muslim,” oh really?) that “has eschewed violence” even though we know they are the terrorist umbrella organization that created Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hezbollah and Hamas as well as CAIR, ISNA, MSA and many other organizations that operate freely in America and have penetrated and infiltrated our government at the highest levels.
- Obama stopped our space program and re-defined NASA’s primary purpose as reaching out to the Muslim World to help them feel good about themselves.
- The Fort Hood terrorist attack was deemed “workplace violence.”
- Obama announces the War on Terror is over and renames it “Man-Caused Disaster.”
- Obama’s DHS redefines terrorists as patriotic American’s in their April 2009 DHS report.
- Obama removes all references to Islam and Islamic terrorists from government training manuals, documents and websites and he dictates that anyone in the government who speaks of it is to be fired.
- Obama supported the release of the Pan Am Flight 103 Libyan terrorist as shown in THIS White House letter.
- Obama and Clinton removed restrictions to bring a known terrorist into our White House. This terrorist came to our White House to demand the release of the blind Sheikh, Omar Abel-Rahman, who masterminded the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center that killed seven Americans and injured a thousand.
- Obama has been in talks with the Muslim Brotherhood (including Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood President, Morsi) to release the blind Sheikh. It appears highly likely that Obama will release him after the November election whether he wins a second term or not.
- Obama gave a deep bow to the Saudi King; never before done by a US President.
- Obama supports the Ground Zero Mosque even though more than 70% of New Yorkers are against it and Obama knows that Islam builds Mosque’s at the sites they conquer.
- Obama gave a big pay day to Egypt for the release of American hostages. Among the hostages was the son of Ray LaHood, Obama’s Secretary of Transportation.
- Obama orders the military to burn Bibles that were sent to our troops in Afghanistan.
- Obama apologized for the burning of defiled Korans at a US base in Afghanistan despite the fact that burning them is in accordance with Islamic law. Obama fueled the manufactured outrage against our soldiers which cost American soldiers their lives.
- Obama has brought members of the Muslim Brotherhood into his administration, including the DHS, at the highest levels.
- Huma Abedin, close advisor to Clinton, is the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood parents, sister to her Muslim Brotherhood brother and she worked with Muslim Brotherhood operatives until taking a position in Obama’s State Department.
- Also see Muslim Brotherhood in Our White House and the Murder of SEAL Team Six.
- See Muslim Brotherhood In Our White House – Vetting Obama.
- See Infiltration, Treason, Jihad – Welcome to The Project
- Obama’s community organizers and terrorist Weather Underground friends organized the Gaza Flotilla. When Israeli soldiers boarded the Flotilla and were attacked, the Obama administration lied about what actually occurred by claiming it was the Israeli’s who attacked. His lie was later debunked by the actual video footage.
- Obama’s administration refuses to state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
- Obama’s administration refuses to state that they will not criminalize speech against any religion.
- Obama called for Israel to return to the indefensible 1967 borders.
- Obama instructed the DNC to remove Jerusalem and God from the Democratic platform. Public pressure drove them to amend the platform; however, the delegates voted against reinstating Jerusalem and God. In opposition of the vote, it was reinstated anyway – again, due to public/political pressure.
- Obama’s DNC embraces radical Islam with their Jumah event.
- Obama’s Ramadan dinner guest list hides attendance of stealth Jihadists tied to Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood.
- Obama knows Hezbollah is entering through our southern border, yet he continues his impeachable offense of not enforcing US immigration law so that Hezbollah, drug cartels and other illegals can flow freely into our country.
When we look at the facts and the direction Obama has taken us, there is no doubt his “Muslim World” journey over the past four years has been active, targeted, consistent and deliberate. The consequences of that journey… of Obama’s actions in America and across the globe is visibly profound and indisputably dangerous for our country, our safety and our way of life.
To further understand Obama’s “Muslim World” journey, Americans need to look at this Welcome to The Project and they also need to know about Civilization Jihad because Obama’s actions demonstrate that he fully supports it and appears to be using our White House as its headquarters.
What is Civilization Jihad? Entered into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial was a document titled, “An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America.”
“The Explanatory Memorandum (click here for the original document in Arabic) explains that the Muslim Brotherhood-organized “Islamic Movement” in the US is a “settlement process” to establish itself in the United States and, once entrenched, to undertake a “grand jihad” characterized as a “civilization jihadist” mission under Muslim Brotherhood direction.
Specifically the document describes the “settlement process” as a “grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is relying on non-Muslims in America to aid it, usually inadvertently, to destroy America from within.”
What Obama is doing is not an accident, incompetence or miscalculation. Quite the opposite; Obama is deliberately using his position as President of the United States to advance the reach and power of the Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamic terrorist organizations.
The destination?… Destroy America from within and obliterate Israel.
So you see, Obama’s Apology and Appeasement is a deliberate policy that gives cover to the terrorists in order to strengthen and empower the radical Islamic “Muslim World” while, at the same time, weakening and transforming America to ensure her demise. Fueling chaos, financing their terror and aiding their rise and our fall is on full display for all to see.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: BB / Nancy Jacques
Still smiling after Romney’s win last night – he wiped the floor with Obama. Good times. 🙂
I felt like the adults were back in charge. Romney made Obama look downright stupid and buffoonish. Romney was focused, quick, on-target, polite and in utter control. Obama didn’t dare look at Romney, because when he did his evil, hate-filled, arrogant eyes told his story for all to see. He was lost without his teleprompter. Romney was a giant towering over a Marxist.
Twitter was aflame with Romney’s win. I will be adding to this post throughout the day. A good friend called me this morning singing, “Happy Days Are Here Again!” He did not sleep a wink, he was sooo thrilled with the debate. His last quote was, “It’s over!!”
Gloatfest over here. Obama kept bringing up Romney’s tax cuts for the wealthy, I say (after screaming ‘liar’), “Inconceivable!” I do not think this word means what you think it means.
Here are a few tweets:
- Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin
My quick debate wrap-up: Romney took control ==> http://is.gd/dvyzOi
- Velvet Hammer @velvethammer
Fact: Obama had his petulant, coddled man-child ass handed to him 2nite. #GoodTimes #DenverDebate #tcot #RR2012 #p2
- Vicky Hartzler @VickyHartzler
Tonight’s #debate solidified Romney as the best choice in Nov for undecided voters. It’s time to take back the White House! RT if you agree!
- Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery
Once Obama gets kicked out of office next month he can get the part of the remake of Columbo. The whole stuttering fool thing fits him.
- GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
watching MSNBC discuss the debate is like watching the Titanic discuss the iceberg.
- Terry O’ @IrishTea1
@iowahawkblog: “Why didn’t Obama bring up 47%?” 46m on food stamps. 3.8 years 8%+ (cont) http://tl.gd/jh6qvj
- Truth Tweeter @redostoneage
Democrat Andrew Sullivan: Obama May Have ‘Lost the Election Tonight’ http://bit.ly/PRB2wr #DenverDebate #debate #nyc
- Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Romney keeps this up Obama’s gonna vote for him.
- Rhonda Koenig @Rhondako
RT @watchkeep “@glennbeck: This is why this guy will win. This is who he is. #Debates pic.twitter.com/tRxp8RG4”
- Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
The night janitor at Big Ben doesn’t clean a clock as well as Romney does.
- GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
Next time the Dems should send the empty chair.
- David Limbaugh @DavidLimbaugh
Oh yes — Mitt – is givng the Constitution professor a lesson on the Consttitino and the proper role of government — yes yes yes yes
- Zac Moffatt @ZacMoffatt
RT @JoeNBC: Chris Christie was right again. Tonight’s debate has changed the trajectory of this race. | #RomneyRyan2012 #tcot
- Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery
Even with Jim Leher giving Obama all the time he needed Romney still beat him. Obama kept looking down like a scolded school kid.
- Thomas J @thomasj17431826
Romney wins: CBS insta-poll shows decisive Romney victory http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/03/romney-wins/ … #women #college #debate #ForAll #p2 #p3 #tcot #Ccot #tlot
- Conservative Is Cool @wbconservative
Krauthammer: Romney ‘won by two touchdowns’ http://dlvr.it/2GFQJ7
- John Nolte @NolteNC
You know what this debate loss for Obama means. don’t you? Within the next 5 weeks, some small country’s going to get bombed to hell.
- Monica Crowley @MonicaCrowley
Romney focused like a laser beam. Obama meandering like Lindsay Lohan on a bender.
- josie @fedupwithgovern
@Notmypresident0 @BarackObama HE WAS A LOSER BEFORE THE DEBATE & A BIGGER LOSER TRYING TO DEFEND HIS LIES & FAILED POLICIES
- UH O
- ROUND WON: Romney Seized Offense in Debate…
- You Were Fighting For Obamacare, Not Jobs…
- ‘The Path We’re Taking Is Not Working’…
- FOURNIER: Cursed Obama Falls…
- MSNBC MATTHEWS: ‘What Was He Doing!’
- Cutter takes swipe at Lehrer…
- Carville: ‘Romney came with a chainsaw’…
- Andrew Sullivan: ‘This was a disaster’…
- GORE BLAMES THE ALTITUDE!
- Lost, bewildered without teleprompter…
- NYT: ‘President Xanax’…
- Slips, says he wants to ‘make sure that … everybody’s getting a fair share’…
The Radio Patriot: I thought he ate the punk’s lunch.
The Radio Patriot: Empty Suit even emptier without his Teleprompter
The Radio Patriot: The smell of desperation
The Radio Patriot: Looks like Big Fur Hat had the same idea
Hey Obama, Just Walk Away!!!
Joshua Pundit: Debate Results…Brutal
The Black Sphere: Romney Mops Floor with Obama
Lorie Byrd: The Thrill is Gone – the Denver Smackdown
The Weekly Standard: Best Debate Performance By a GOP Presidential Candidate in More than Two Decades
The Washington Times: HURT: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome
Robert Stacy McCain: Mitt’s Biggest Turnaround Yet
Michelle Malkin: Denver debate: Romney took control
FrontPage Magazine: Presidential Debate Makes Election Alternatives Clear
Breitbart: Does Obamacare Cover Butt-Kickings?
RealClearPolitics: Pat Buchanan: “I Don’t Think Romney Could Have Done A Better Job”
The Right Scoop: Sarah Palin: Obama needed “his buddy the teleprompter”
Weasel Zippers: Pic: Obama And First Lady Look Shell-Shocked After Debate…
Freedom’s Lighthouse: John McCain on the First Presidential Debate: “If it had been a Fight, they would have Stopped It”; Says Obama’s Performance the Result of “Four Years Inside the Bubble with an Adoring Media”
Washington Examiner: AARP to President: Don’t mention us again
Media Bistro: HUGE RATINGS JUMP FOR DEBATE…
Business Insider: Obama Keeps Tanking On Intrade
From Citizen Scribe (you scamp):
Relish the “Teleprompter Deficit Disorder.”
From Rush Limbaugh:
- Obama: That Wasn’t the Real Romney
- “The Smirk” RNC Video Sums Up Debate Brilliantly
- Dems Don’t Know What Hit ‘Em
- Romney Delivered One of the Best Debate Performances in My Lifetime
- The Debate Proved It! Conservatism Trounces Liberalism in the Arena of Ideas
- Jim Lehrer Couldn’t Save Obama
- The Media Freak Out is Fun to Watch
Atlas Shrugs: Romney KO!
FrontPage Magazine: Will the First Obama-Romney Showdown Impact Voters?
By: Aeneas Lavinium
Our recent mission to the OSCE in Warsaw focused on the fact that sharia compliance is being used by our governments as a vehicle to restrict some of our most basic freedoms and human rights. It therefore did not come as much of a surprise when one of our eagle-eyed activists spotted Salam Al-Marayati playing a key role as an official representing the United States Government.
Mr. Al Marayarti is well known as a founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). He is also known for his statements suggesting that the state of Israel was behind the 9/11 atrocities. His presence as part of the United States delegation illustrates clearly why we are concerned about the apparent flirtation between the United States Government and the Muslim Brotherhood and that Government’s apparent willingness to back initiatives of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that would undermine the First Amendment rights of American citizens.
There has been a massive push in recent years to put severe restrictions on freedom of expression due to a combination of OIC agitation and the desire of Western governments to restrict criticism of their unpopular and highly damaging polices. Initiatives such as UNHCR resolution 16/18 purport to confront religious persecution but in reality help to facilitate it. It is clear that such a resolution promoted by the OIC which has member states guilty of some of the most blatant acts of religious persecution is not aimed at preventing persecution. It must be remembered that it is freedom of expression that guarantees freedom of religion and not the other way around. Restrictions that are placed on freedom of expression are therefore likely to result in severe restrictions being placed on freedom of religion.
It is abundantly clear to us at ICLA that the OIC and its lackeys and apologists in key positions of power within Western Governments are out to destroy meaningful freedom of speech. This was the key reason why we established the 2012 Brussels Process that we launched at a conference in the European Parliament back in July.
The 2012 Brussels Process, and the associated 2012 Brussels Declaration To Safeguard Individual Liberties And Human Rights, was a response to the 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, to the more recent Istanbul Process, and to other deliberate efforts to undermine basic freedoms and human rights. We have been publicising the 2012 Brussels Process at the same OSCE meeting attended by Mr. Al Marayarti and the American delegation. We call upon all OSCE member states to become engage with the Process and start advocating basic liberties and human rights as a matter of urgency.
The Brussels Process is the antidote to the anti-free speech and anti freedom initiatives that Governments are increasingly resorting to. The trend in the direction of tyranny often comes in the form of attempts to enforce sharia compliance. The Brussels Process is a framework to protect human rights:
The Brussels Process aims to:
- Educate and inform the public to ensure that laws that undermine our freedoms are repealed and laws that enhance it are enacted.
- Demonstrate that sharia compliance is against human rights and should not be embraced when human rights decisions are being made.
- Encourage human rights practitioners to consider rulings such as that made by the European Court of Human Rights in 2003 which said that Sharia is incompatible with democracy.
- Create a framework for individuals and organisations to stand up and protect liberty from the sharia threat.
If you think that you or your organisation can help contribute to the 2012 Brussels Process then we would like to hear from you. It is vital that as many groups that value our basic liberty and human rights become involved so that we can have a stronger voice when lobbying the policy makers and opinion formers. You can contact us at: brusselsprocess[AT]gmail[DOT]com
It must be remembered that any initiative put forward by the OIC is grounded in the 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam which makes all human rights subordinate to the principles of sharia. This allows OIC member states to claim that any blatent human rights abuses within their borders are not human rights abuses at all because they are carried out in accordance with the principles of sharia. This is a very odd approach defending human rights! To paraphrase the popular TV series Star Trek – It’s Human Rights Jim, but not as we know it! In fact it is quite the opposite of what the drafters of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights regarded as human rights!
Please stand up for liberty human rights – what can you do to help take the 2012 Brussels Process forward?